Construction of a novel JCV/SV40 hybrid virus (JCSV) reveals a role for the JCV capsid in viral tropism.


JC virus (JCV) is a common human polyomavirus that infects greater than 70% of the general population worldwide. JCV is also the causative agent of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a fatal demyelinating disease of the CNS. Currently, little is known about the mechanisms that restrict JCV tropism to a few human cell types and tissues. In… (More)


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